Friday, December 14, 2007

Savoury Pinwheels

This is a really easy appetizer to make and is good for a party or light snack for your family.

Ingredients :

1 packet of store bought puff pastry
1/2 cup of sun dried tomatoes - drained from oil and chopped
1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
4 slices of ham or any type of cold cuts - finely sliced
1/2 cup of chopped olives
some chopped parsley
1 egg - beaten (for glazing)

1) Roll out the pastry thinly into a large rectangle.
2) Spread sun-dried tomatoes, both cheeses, cold cuts, olives, parsley evenly on the roll out pastry leaving about 1/2" gap on the edges.
3) Brush the long ends on the opposite for the pastry with beaten egg and roll the pastry up like a long sausage.
4) Put the roll up pastry in the fridge for an hour to makes it easier to cut.
5) Brush the roll with beaten egg and with sharp knife cut into thin slices.

6) Arrange on a baking tray, space apart and brush them with a little more of the beaten egg.

7) Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree F oven for 20 min or until they are golden brown.

I made another variation by using frozen spinach, ricotta cheese and the rest of the ingredients are the same as the above.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gert,
This looks really good and easy to do. I will add this to my list for parties. Definitely a MUST TRY recipe. Thanks.

SC

Little Corner of Mine said...

Wow, this looks so tasty! What a great and easy finger food for party!

Ms eNVy said...

Miss J said the one with the spinach looks really G-O-O-D! I agree with her .. btw .. how much frozen spinach did you use ? .. Thanks :)

ummi said...

Gert, help please.

Macam nak buat roast chiken yang isi dia especially the wing and drumstick parts tu bole tanggal dengan sendiri. meaning that it is so soft.. what temperature and how long should i roast?

Big Boys Oven said...

Oh this is gorgeous.... it will be my next kitchen project....love this recipe of yours...... so cool! look simple and yet so lovely! I like it!

I Cook4Fun said...

Sc, hope your guest like this appetizer.

LCOM, thanks for stopping by.

Envy, I used a packet of the 10 oz chopped frozen spinach. Hope Ms J likes the vegetarian version of it :)

Ummi, you can cover the chicken with the aluminium foil and roast it in a 400 degree F oven for 45 min and then uncover it and continue to roast until golden brown. By covering it you creates a steam and it will keep the bird moist and soft. There is a recipe of roast chicken in my blog under 'chicken'

BBO, yeap is simple and easy to make.

aiyah nonya said...

This is so simple and delicious looking.

beachlover said...

what a creative and lovely idea to use ready made store pastry!!!..Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe :))

Has said...

I say, you so rajin. Lucky hubby :-)
Thanks for sharing, and now I feel like cooking some of your displayed dishes.

Jun :) said...

Gert, soo tempting..i should start buying puff pastry dough now..should have it as one of my ready stock, heee. found a lot of recipes using this lately...!

PrincessJournals said...

looks good Gert. i wonder if u can substitute the spinach w something else? u knolah michael tak makan spinach or most green stuff. :(

singairishgirl said...

Hiya, found you through beachlover's blog. Wow, I love this idea with the puff pastry. Will try for my girl's birthday soon.

I Cook4Fun said...

Nonya, is easy to make and I am sure your boys will loves it.

Beachlover, make some for Elliot :)

Has, thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you again.

Jun, it is good to have some store bought pastry at home in case you need to make something in a hurry :)

PJ, you can put anything to it. Maybe some saute onions and mushroom.

Singairishgirl, thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you again.

Anonymous said...

thanks for a great recipe and AWESOME PICTURES!
10 points for you. :)

ICook4Fun said...

Anon, thank you :)